Sunday, November 22, 2009

December Daily

This is my second year assembling a December Daily before December begins. Thanks to Ali Edwards for the inspiration.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Complete fall book, begin december daily

So thankful for Stacey's help on this one. Her bind-it-all and big binding hoop enabled me to expand this little book. Left just one page empty for Thanksgiving in Asheville.

Love these two pages featuring fun with the Vians. So grateful to Annie and Marty.

On to December Daily. Kira lent home her sewing machine today. What a help! It works so smoothly. I stitched these birds. I got the pattern for them from Lori last night. She got them at a recent unnamed workshop. :) It's so fun to share stuff with her. She notices the details.

This is my second December daily. Ali Edwards inspired both last year and this year with her version of this. Have seen some other people create some similar books. I love the idea that the structure is complete in November. All there is to do in December is add the photos and words. It was a fun project last year, so I'm committed to this year as well.

Completing layouts, making gifts

So happy to call this one done after adding a missing photo. I love making these pinwheels. I provided steps for this cool goodie at our last tarragon gathering.
Th Doo Dah is such a fun parade and celebration. Since I was gimpy I accepted a shoulder ride from Jesse.

I created a bunch of these bookmarks and tokens for each of my adult students. They have been very well received.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New card and concert & party layouts

I created this card for Cindy, a fellow Ohio Weseleyan professor. The card is to celebrate her art opening at the Dublin Arts Castle. Thanks to Karen Nuce for allowing me to use her toy to emboss this cool flower shape.

Ghostland layout. It contains some cool metal buttons. Thanks to Lori for lending the cool border punch.

Some layouts to document our cool Independence Day party. We love to host parties when Ellen is in town.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween cards

I made some Halloween cards that were very much appreciated.

Baby Kate photos

I delivered the great photos to sweet baby Kate's mom. I filled this little book with ten 6 x 8 photos. They were delivered one week after the photo shoot before Kate's first birthday. Sharon, her mom, loves the way the photos look. Hooray!

My name tag

For our most recent crop, we Tarragoners were asked to design our own name tags. Here is mine.

Ribbons and glimmer mist

I played with this layout while with my art group, tarragon. Lori gave me some green tea colored glimmer mist as part of my prize from a summer challenge. Jamie lent me the plastic guide for the glimmer mist. Our challenge was to use three ribbons. I also added those to the mix here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The tracks

So happy to complete this layout. Nearly completed it at the Tarragon group's crop on Saturday. Finally typed the journaling today.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Yoga student bookmarks

I used my new Photoshop brushes to create these cool bookmarks for my adult students at Kinsale, Westerville, Dublin, Verizon, and OWU. (I did not give them to my college students.) All recipients really like the gesture. I also created some special ones for my workmates at a few locations. It is a fun way to frame my cool logo, right? :)

Playing with spot color

I've been photographng all of the tomatoes from my garden. It has been a fun experiment. For these three I asked Mark to take the shots!

Also asked Mark to capture this one William Tell style. haha!

Here is my new spot color technique.

DC mini book

A mini book detailing my birthday adventure in DC.

Catching Air with Cristi

I love it when niece Cristi comes to visit. Mark and I love to play with her. Cristi and I play with scrapbooking stuff together. We even made matching pages very quickly just before I had to bring her back home. So much fun.

My first 100% digital layouts

I sent these away to be printed and mailed to me. They detail our adventure in Annapolis during Labor Day weekend.

Playing with text paths

Such a fun experiment with one of my surfing pictures.

Pride layout from July

Love this one!


Love this sunrise layout.



Prenatal photo shoot

Anna Maria was very happy with this prenatal photo shoot.

Art Colors Life and a Zoo layout

I submitted a layout to be published during September. I'll wait to post that one.
This zoo layout was September's sketch challenge.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Please click image to read the funny journaling block. Love this ideal pet. :)

Up and running

I'm celebrating a new 20 inch monitor, new gig of RAM installed by Julia and now new CS3 is installed. No photo is safe! Woo-hoo! I loaded new brushes. That swirly frame is a brush that I just stamped onto the photo. This is one thing that my old Photoshop could not do. Love this look. Catching up on lessons now. Yay.

Love my photoshop.